Import Specifications

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This section defines the ANSYS commands that are supported by FE Modeler for ANSYS archived files.

Note

Only an ANSYS archive (.cdb) file written from ANSYS is supported. A user created or modified file may not operate properly. Please see the procedures shown below for the steps to convert a file to the .cdb format.

Create ANSYS Archive (.cdb) File

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Because of the specific format of .cdb files, it is possible that you will need to convert your finite element mesh files to this format in order to import them into FE Modeler. For example, data that is exported from FE Modeler to ANSYS is not in the .cdb format and similarly, any ANSYS databases (.db files) will also require conversion. In addition, it is likely that your ANSYS input decks may not be formatted properly. The following procedures describe the steps you will need to take to convert your existing files into the required .cdb format.

expandCreate a .cdb file from any ANSYS input deck or .db file:

  1. Open the file in ANSYS.

  2. Based on your file type, either:

    1. Read an input deck by selecting File>Read Input From.

      Or

    2. Resume a .db file by selecting File>Resume From.

  3. Select Preprocessor>Archive Model> Write from the ANSYS Main Menu.

  4. In the dialog, choose DB All finite element information from the Data to Archive drop-down menu.

  5. Select the Archive File Name button and then specify the folder location and filename for the .cdb file.

expandCreate a .cdb file from an FE Modeler database:

  1. Open the FE Modeler database (.fedb)

  2. On the Project Page, highlight FE Model name and choose Open analysis in ANSYS. This opens the ANSYS user interface.

  3. Select Preprocessor>Archive Model>Write from the ANSYS Main Menu.

  4. In the dialog, choose DB All finite element information from the Data to Archive drop-down menu.

  5. Select the Archive File Name button and then specify the folder location and filename for the .cdb file.

expandCreate a .cdb file from a Simulation database:

  1. Open the Simulation database (.dsdb)

  2. On the Project Page, highlight the Simulation node and select an environment from the Open analysis in ANSYS list in the left pane. This opens the ANSYS user interface.

  3. Select Preprocessor>Archive Model>Write from the ANSYS Main Menu.

  4. In the dialog, choose DB All finite element information from the Data to Archive drop-down menu.

  5. Select the Archive File Name button and then specify the folder location and filename for the .cdb file.